Hempfield Drummer Selected for PMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble!

Post date: Feb 9, 2010 12:56:24 PM

Hempfield High School Senior Shane L. was selected to lead the rhythm section of the 2010 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Jazz Ensemble. The All-State Jazz Ensemble is comprised of the top high school jazz musicians in Pennsylvania and will be under the direction of Sean Jones from Duquesne University. Shane was selected following a very competitive audition process that includes an application, resume', and video-taped performance. Shane's audition materials had to prove that Shane could artistically interpret a variety of jazz styles.

This year’s conference will be held from April 22-24 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh. The program includes more than 80 professional development sessions, more than 25 performances by auditioned groups throughout PA, an exhibit hall and will feature keynote speakers Peter Boonshaft, MENC President Barbara Geer and Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser. Cello Fury and Straight No Chaser will be providing the Thursday night entertainment. For more information regarding the All-State Festival, please visit www.pmea.net